Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: vapors Date: Jun 26, 2011 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blossom Music 6-25-85

I guess I should weigh in on this, seeing as I really dig this show. As I have said previously, I really enjoyed this entire tour, and even today as an ever more sophisticated dead head, still think it was very extraordinary. Not because I was there, and I am glad I was, but because I believe the music was exceptionally well presented at the time. And when I listen to this fine soundboard I know I am not crazy.

I slip up when posting, have many an oops or ouch moment, which upon reread hastens an edit or deletion (if I can get away with it.) None the less I find myself believing that the Grateful Dead were a band that kept playing on tour for an undeniable fan base, and regardless of the who or why, they did what they did. To repeat myself – if you don’t like it don’t listen to it.

I love this forum and should state for the record to anyone who might feel affronted by the dissenters of the later day that herein abound : fear not – they are only doing their self prescribed due diligence, and they most likely have some enlightening things to say regarding shows that they do approve of.

Early in my residence here on the forum LiA made a point regarding memories of attendees vs. the archived recordings, and at some date I intend to properly address this through my own perspective in a hopefully clear manner. But not tonight…

I have listened to this show in its entirety, and also bits and pieces, many times in the past few days. My purpose, other than for pure enjoyment and nostalgia, was to be able to contribute something worthy to its discussion. I am not inclined towards the tune by tune breakdown review myself, nor the ‘this song was better back then’… I disagree a lot with what has been said here already, but imagine there are countless folk out there who followed the boys that know what sense there is to be made of it all. For instance, when Phil lit up this show with strong beginnings to each set – DO NOT pass up the Day Tripper or the Gimme Some Lovin’ – that is something that makes this so fun and great. The vocal blunders aren’t all that bad, and so what anyway. The momentum, the music, the glory of twenty years on the road. Okay, being there, yes I admit it, being there made it great. Come on now, what does anyone really want ? A 1972, 1968 band? Sorry, but these guys were playing for us with a full heart no matter what demons chased any of us.

Peace and love from Dan aka vapors

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 27, 2011 5:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blossom Music 6-25-85

It would interesting to see a post on that from you someday. I agree that a show's vibe is actually something that is part of the equation; sometimes a big part. I like the AUD and Matrix of this show for that reason. It's very big on the Happy Vibes, and since that's part of what the band DID, well, I do think that matters. "Transportation business" isn't only about the most astounding transcendent X-factor moments, though of course those are going to be everyone's faves.

Btw, I relistened to some of the tunes that I'd accidentally cut out earlier (cuz of selecting/deselecting earlier for whatever reason). Day Tripper is fun if you can catch the vibe of the show and get into it. (It's always ideal to hear a whole show IMO, but then again, I'm a bit of a historical purist -- or obsessive, LOL). But if (a) you don't have the time, or (b) are playing this around folks who aren't already into the Dead (or some who are), I still say this could cause some grimaces ... even while it makes other folks smile.

Nothing wrong with judging tune by tune or moment by moment. That's part of the fun and the Grand Tradition, is't it? The band members were famously critical of their own performances, and there's no reason we can't get in on that game, either :-)

Anyway, you should write that post! Even though you're a repentant gate crasher :-)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: vapors Date: Jun 27, 2011 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blossom Music 6-25-85

I didn't mean to imply I had any issues with song by song critiquing - only that I don't think I am very good at it myself. It is part of the fun, I agree. If we are discussing a show that I attended I am just more apt to write about my personal experience, which may include other factors besides the music. :)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: splue Date: Jun 26, 2011 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blossom Music 6-25-85

i rly liked what u typed there vapors aka Dan!!!

...splue aka splue

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: vapors Date: Jun 26, 2011 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blossom Music 6-25-85

thanks aka go fry an egg
:)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: splue Date: Jun 26, 2011 8:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blossom Music 6-25-85

;D LoL!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: vapors Date: Jun 26, 2011 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blossom - moral deliberations

Getting to a show without a ticket was nothing new for me, but this was the first time I ever tried to sneak into a show. I followed a small flow of people climbing a sturdy chain link fence. It looked plausible enough for me to try it, but once on the other side I knew this was not my way. I was one of the minority that got snagged by security. The vibe was nothing like later gate crashing, and this was the only time I ever tried going in not using the turnstiles. In fact the vibe at this show was so mighty fine, they processed me without incident and released me before show time. Grabbed my stashed back-pack and walked up to the gates where a five dollar ticket came at me and it was swell, very swell.